Give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread - Proverbs 30:8

Friday, December 23, 2011

Minimalist Christmas

It's two days until Christmas and we've got nothing to do.

No last minute shopping.

No last minute baking.

No last minute crafting.

No marathon gift-wrapping sessions.

No big parities or gatherings that lead to over-eating.

No traveling.

It may sound a little boring and un-festive, but I'm looking forward to a cozy weekend with my family. I'm sure we'll get a little nostalgic and lonely come Christmas afternoon as we talk to our families and realize they are all together. But this is the nature of living thousands of miles away at Christmas. We could travel, but then we would miss making memories in our own home with our girls.

In some ways we are having ourselves a minimalist Christmas. Here's what we are doing....

  • We will wake up when our girls get us up and see what's under the tree and in the stockings. 
  • We will have a nice breakfast (Christmas morning strata) to celebrate the birth of Christ.
  • We will go to our church and celebrate Christmas morning with our church family.
  • We will come home and relax, play with new gifts and enjoy a cozy afternoon.
  • We will welcome another family (who has no family near) into our home for a simple, light dinner.
From my family to yours ~ Merry Christmas!


  1. What wonderful plans you have for Christmas!

  2. I don't think it's boring at all. You've just described our celebration. It was the best Christmas ever! Today is Boxing Day and we are happily relaxing and eating leftovers.